|Route||Taudaha > Champadevi|
|Date||26th June, 2016|
|Hike Duration||4 hrs|
|Participants||Ashish Shrestha, Bishal Vaidya, Kapil Pandey, Narendra Maden, Neeraj Sharma, Pramod Kumar Rai and Praveen Shrestha|
|Report By||Bishal Vaidya|
|Photos By||Pramod Kumar Rai and Bishal Vaidya|
|Creative Support||Barsha Dahal|
Hiking has always been one of my favorite – “Things to Do’, during my weekends and when I’m off. After a hectic week and loads of pressure at work, I really needed some break for myself to chill and relax. And luckily, that was when I got the offer to join the hike with Pramod Dai and rest of the team. I was very excited because I knew I was going to hike with some of the best hikers of Deerwalk.
We started our hike from Taudaha to Champadevi. There was a trail which we followed and led us to our destination. On our way, we took a break under a tree shed surrounded by a beautiful view, refreshing ourselves with chilled beer and Poker. I did win some at that moment. But, that was not the end of the story. After couple of rounds, we resumed with our hike. This time I was more excited and energized to hike, as I had pocket full of chips, more than I invested at the beginning. It was a very hot and sultry day. We kept moving on with the trail. It was a steep hike and the day had to offer us more than just humidity.
So we decided to stop for a while at a villager’s house. The whole family was welcoming and friendly. Our sight caught on a local chicken “Bhaale”, which we could not resist ourselves and asked to have it for our lunch.
So we decided to stop for a while at a villager’s house. The whole family was welcoming and friendly. Our sight caught on a local chicken “Bhaale”, which we could not resist ourselves and asked to have it for our lunch. Narendra Dai fearlessly initiated to slaughter the chicken. Mean time the old lady of the house prepared the lunch for us, we settled down again for poker along with some drinks and snacks. After a while, a local Nepali lunch was ready for us. They had a fascinating culture of offering the head of the chicken to the same person who slaughtered it. Well, something new that I have never heard of. The food was very delicious. I was so full and all I wished was a nap right after that. But according to the plan, we decided to return back. We stopped at the same point, where we rested at the beginning and resumed with poker for a while. And this time, I was no more excited as I lost all the poker chips I had.
Finally, it was getting dark and our office van had arrived to pick us up. It was totally a day well spent. I was refreshed and all charged up to get back to the work, the following week.
This hike made me feel so good to look at the beauty of Nepal and feel proud of it, no matter how behind or undeveloped we are. On our way back, we all discussed about our adventures and experiences. It was really fun listening to all, because it did teach me something new.